Technical Commentary on Pharma Stocks -- AstraZeneca, Horizon Pharma, Valeant Pharma Intl., Exact Sciences, and Novo Nordisk

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LONDON, December 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN), Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ: HZNP), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX), Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ: EXAS), and Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE: NVO). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at: http://investor-edge.com/register. On Friday, December 26, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,806.86, up 0.70%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.13%, to finish the day at 18,053.71, and the S&P 500 closed at 2,088.77, up 0.33%. The gains were broad based as eight out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at 801.01, up 0.76%, with the index also advancing 7.61% in the last three months. Register for your complimentary reports on these five stocks at:  

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AstraZeneca PLC's stock edged 0.67% higher, to close the day at $70.91. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.44 million shares, much below its three months average volume of 1.92 million shares. The stock oscillated between $70.69 and $71.22 during the session. Over the last three trading sessions and over the past three months, AstraZeneca PLC's shares have lost 1.64% and 1.46%, respectively. However, the stock has surged 19.44% since the start of this year. The company's stock closed below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $72.19 is above its 200-day moving average of $71.95. Additionally, AstraZeneca PLC has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 44.87. Sign up and read the free notes on AZN at:

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On Friday, shares in Horizon Pharma PLC recorded a trading volume of 0.74 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 1.79 million shares. The stock ended the day at $12.63, which was 2.02% above its previous day's closing of $12.38, and registered an intraday range of $12.25 and $12.69.  Although Horizon Pharma PLC's shares have lost 1.17% in the last one month, it has advanced 4.99% in the previous three months and 65.75% on YTD basis. The company's stock closed below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $12.64 and $12.94, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Horizon Pharma PLC have an RSI of 48.77. The complimentary notes on HZNP can be downloaded as in PDF format at:

http://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=Horizon%20Pharma&d=29-Dec-2014&s=HZNP

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s stock edged 0.81% higher, to close Friday's session at $141.46, after oscillating between $140.52 and $142.29. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.62 million shares, much below its three months average volume of 2.43 million shares. Over the previous three months and since the beginning of 2014, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s shares have advanced 9.67% and 20.49%, respectively. However, the stock has declined 1.87% in the previous three trading sessions. The company's stock closed above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $136.58 is above its 200-day moving average of $127.33. Further, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 44.91 and has an RSI of 52.86. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on VRX at:

http://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=Valeant%20Pharma%20Intl.&d=29-Dec-2014&s=VRX

Exact Sciences Corp.'s stock finished Friday's session 3.33% higher at $28.52. A total of 1.37 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 1.99 million shares. The stock moved between $27.63 and $28.92 during the session. Over the last one month and the previous three months, Exact Sciences Corp.'s shares have surged 14.91% and 49.09%, respectively. Additionally, from the beginning of 2014, the stock has gained an upside of 142.72%. The company's shares closed above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $24.94 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $18.40. Exact Sciences Corp.'s stock has an RSI of 60.20. The complete research on EXAS is available for free at:

http://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=Exact%20Sciences&d=29-Dec-2014&s=EXAS

On Friday, shares in Novo Nordisk A/S fluctuated between $43.37 and $43.88 before ending the session 0.30% lower at $43.67. The stock reported a trading volume of 0.43 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.52 million shares. Novo Nordisk A/S's shares have lost 1.02% in the previous three trading sessions and 3.94% in the last one month. However, the stock has gained 18.18% on YTD basis. The company's stock closed below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $44.60 and $44.99, respectively. Moreover, shares of Novo Nordisk A/S have an RSI of 44.40. Free in depth research on NVO is available at:

http://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=Novo%20Nordisk&d=29-Dec-2014&s=NVO

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